The Focus ST is this generation’s answer to the RS. It’s got a 2.3 litre turbo engine that packs 276bhp and can compare power-wise with a lot of top hot hatches. Looks wise it’s got a tough, aggressive façade and the interior is very nicely finished.

Cash alternative
£23000.00
Horsepower
276 bhp
Acceleration
0-62 mph 5.8 seconds